Anand Agricultural University
Anand - 388110 (Gujarat)

Anand Agricultural University, Anand was established on 1-5-2004 vide Government of Gujarat Act No Guj 5 of 2004 dated 29-4-2004. it was carved out of the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University (GAU). AAU was set up primarily to provide support to the fanning community of that area/region in education, research and extension activities is Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Bio-technology, Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science, Agricultural Engineering, Product Processing and Home Science. There are at present 3 colleges, 17 research and 6 extension education institutes working in six districts of Gujarat viz. Ahmedabad, Anand, Dahod, Kheda, Panchmahel and Vadodara which fall in the university's jurisdiction.

AAU's operating philosophy continues to create a partnership between the rural population and committed academia to provide a basis for sustained rural development. Its mission is to promote a continuous process of development of sustainable growth and economic independence in rural society. AAU imparts education in agriculture through residential semester system and provides degrees in Agriculture, Dairy Science and Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry to deserving students.

Research is carried out at 16 research stations in addition to the main campus. Major crops like paddy, wheat, maize, cotton, sugarcane, castor, tobacco and vegetables are the subjects of research. In addition the research areas includes livestock management, animal breeding, reproductive biology, nutrition and poultry. Milk and milk products are emphasized in dairy technology.

Extension education faculty extends advisory services to farmers including farm visit, diagnoses and recommendations to overcome pests and disease problems, analyses of soil samples, nutritional and management problems related to animals and other agriculture related issues. In addition to this diploma courses/training programmes in agriculture, home science, bakery, poultry, horticulture etc are conducted for the benefit of farmers.

The Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Sirdar Smriti Kendras undertake vocational training of farmers, farm women and rural youths besides imparting training to field level extension workers for the upliftment of farmers. Tribal Training Centres impart training to tribal communities in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

Dr. M. C. Varshneya,a renowned Agricultural Meteorologists the first Vice-Chancellor of the university.

The address of the university is:
Anand Agricultural University
Anand-388110 (Gujarat)
Phone: 02692-261310
Telefax: 02692-261520